Wednesday, August 12, 2009

VINTAGE THINGIES THURSDAY: Sewing Patterns


Welcome to this weeks segment of Vintage Thingies Thursday. Thursday is the day to showcase your vintage treasures and to share your special things with everyone. If you are visiting and would like to join us, please do. It is very easy!
To participate, all you have to do is:

* * * * * * * Please everyone, follow these guidelines!

(1) do a post about something vintage.
(2) Visit all the participates and leave a comment.
(3) Link in with the link at the bottom of this post, please use a perma-link to link in with, that way, anyone can refer back to your post if they can not get to it on Thursday.
(4) Be sure to refer back to my blog so everyone can see who is participating today, and if you like include the VTT button in your post. Please be sure to have your post up before linking in.

This week, my post is a bit different....

I have been working on my sewing room, painting, cleaning out, etc. I needed a table for sewing, and have several of these old brown, HEAVY tables in my shed that we save for when we have a garage sale. I was going to buy a sewing table, but decided I could re-purpose something I already had and did not really use by turning it into something I will enjoy a lot.


Well....this one is not so ugly now. (All the pics I took were when the table was wet, once this dried, the bubbles have disappeared) I was just too lazy to retake the photos.

I have a few vintage sewing patterns I found at a local church sale, I decided to use the pattern jackets and decorate my new sewing table.

Wrapping paper, scrapbooking paper, vintage patterns, scrapbook embellishments and Mod Podge all were used in the transformation of this ugly brown table.

I just love the graphics on the front of vintage sewing patterns.

What do you think? I still have a couple more coats of Mod Podge to put on top. I used the Hard finish Mod Podge for furniture. Once that has cured, I will seal the top with sealer and it should be ready to go. I will set my sewing machines on this table. I plan to find some plain fabric and staple to the underneath side for skirting, and added storage. (Did you happen to notice the cute little wiener dogs in the corners???) Sophie's idea...totally....I swear!

I know this was a bit different for me this week, but the patterns are vintage, and truth be told, this old table may be real close to being vintage itself!!

Have a great week everyone!

65 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that is the coolest table EVER! I love decoupage- and that was a fab idea.

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  2. Very cool redo!!!

    I hope it is okay that I posted about a vintage giveaway. Let me know if that is a problem for you! xo Joan

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  3. What a really neat and creative idea. It really looks nice.
    Iris

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  4. What a great idea - I have an old desk in my classroom that I've been meaning to cover. I think I'll try this idea with some vintage Language Arts books.
    Evelyn in Montreal

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  5. It almost looks like a game board. Maybe you could invent a game to play on it.

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  6. So very creative! It does look like a game board!!! Sweet!

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  7. Oh Suzanne, I love it so much! I also like vintage pattern graphics. How in the world did you come up with this?! It couldn't be more perfect. Do you have any tips for getting rid of the bumps that always seem to appear when decoupaging? I always make a mess of it.
    Happy VTT!

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  8. Suzanne, this idea is MARVELOUS! Love it! TTFN ~Marydon

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  9. what a fabulous idea!!..i LOVE it and i LOVE your vintage sewing patterns too..they are so colourful and GORGEOUS!!!

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  10. That is so clever and colorful. It will cheer you up every time you sit down to sew! Sally

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  11. What an amazing transformation! You did a wonderful job of taking that drab brown table and turning it into a fun piece.

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  12. I think it looks absolutely awesome! What a great idea.
    Did you use the furniture Mod Podge for all of your layers, or did you start w/ the regular MP?

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  13. Suzanne, that is FABULOUS! The only problem would be for me is I would not want to cover it up with my sewing stuff. It is a work of art.

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  14. I have come to the conclusion, there is absolutely nothing you cannot do if you set your mind to it. You did an excellent job on this table and so creative. Where do you get all the energy and time.

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  15. I want that table for my very own..I just love it. You have the greatest ideas ever..
    I have a couple of very,very old books, wonder what I can cover??? hmmmmm
    Happy VTT, have a great weekend.

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  16. That looks great Suzanne! It's a shame to cover it up with other items.

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  17. That table is now perfect for your sewing table and how ingenious of you to decorate it with vintage patterns! Perfect!! Very smart girl you are!!! And I love the doxie in the corner (since I have one and totally love all doxies!)

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  18. HI! I'm visiting because my blog friends are pushing me to join in! hehe I would love to and I'll get my act together nest week and join! LOVE your table! Well Done!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  19. How fun is that table!!!

    Great job Suzanne!

    Thanks for hosting. You do such a great job.

    blessings,
    barbara jean

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  20. So creative! Your vintage patterns
    + redo on the table looks great!

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  21. Suzanne - - - I'm feeling guilty over here because though I DID go to every VTT post and comment for the first umpteen weeks that I participated - - - I COULDN'T DO it the last couple. I'm SURE your little emphasized rule was just for me and I feel like a sinner who was caught in a trap!!! Please forgive me and welcome me back into the fold!!!! PLEASE?

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  22. What a great transformation, Suzanne! Love it!

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  23. Keetha...you are so funny....just a reminder...not for any one person in particular...honest!! I left you another comment just now....love ya' girl!!

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  24. What a clever idea! it turned out so great. I love vintage patterns, but never know what to do with them. You sure knew what to do with yours though. laurie

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  25. Sheer genius, Suzanne! I will never turn away from a vintage pattern again without thinking of this wonderful "recycled" use for it!
    Cheers!

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  26. Hi Suzanne, I found your "carnival" from some other blogs and decided to throw my hat into the ring. Thanks for hosting this fun bloggy event. :)

    And I love the table, that was very creative. Happy Sewing!

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  27. I love your table makeover. Such a cute idea. I use the very same table as yours in my studio. I hot glued a vinyl table cloth to the table-- I also used hot glue to glue fabric to the metal around the table. It rips off easily whenever I want to replace it with a different fabric :-)

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  28. You can also buy the stick on velcro and make a skirt for your table. That is what I did with the picnic table I bought at Home Depot.Love what you did with the top of yours though. Thanks for visiting me at Vintage Soul.

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  29. Hi Suzanne,
    I have a very special collection for VTT...all the way from France! Hope you enjoy, and the table looks great!
    xo
    Pam ~ One Gal's Trash

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  30. Wow, a wonderful re-purposing project! Looks great, and how useful too.

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  31. That is TOTALLY FABULOUS!!! What a fantastic idea!

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  32. Suzanne, what a great make over project! table turn outs to be very pretty! Awesome! very creative of you! I can't wait to see your sewing room! Have a nice day!
    xoxo
    fitty

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  33. Suzanne~ ~What a great new look for your table. Love it.
    I have been thinking of doing a little project on the top of an old end table I bought for $2.50 at a yard sale. Don't you just love a bargin?~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  34. I admit, I am having table envy! It's so colorful and fantastic!

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  35. Way to re-purpose, great embellishments.

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  36. Clever idea, but I admit that I missed those dogs until you pointed it out.

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  37. How perfect! It all makes such sense, it's one of those "why didn't I think of that?" ideas?
    How crafty you are!

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  38. Lovely idea if you are ready to cut the vintage pattern folders! Mayabe this is your way of keeping the table uncluttered all the time so you can see the pretty decoration. I should do that ...

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  39. I am SO in love with that table! It is way fun! Love it!!!!

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  40. Oh my goodness how clever. My mom has just given me boxes of vintage patterns...although I hope to frame them I just love your table.

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  41. That is BEAUTIFUL!!! I have a card table in my studio that I was going to re-do....this gave me some inspiration, THANKS!!!

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  42. How wonderful! Vintage patterns are so cool. Nice job on your project. I'm sure you will be inspired every time you sit down at your table!

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  43. I love this! I'm a new sewer, and looking for something other than my breakfast nook table to use as a sewing table. I just might have to steal your idea and decoupage my own personality into a table!

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  44. Now how fun...cute and practical is that one? Love it Suzanne!!!!!!

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  45. What a great idea! I like the older pattern sleeves, too.

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  46. Fun table!!! I came to visit - and posted - through Salmagundi. Both of us participate in Tablescape Thursday. Come visit and see my vintage tablecloth.
    -The Tablescaper

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  47. Suzanne, this is absolutely adorable! I wish I had thought of it years ago when I was doing a lot of sewing. Fantastic.
    Cass

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  48. Clever clever - I can see so many ways to use this. Thanks for the ideas.

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  49. LOVE! This is so awesome - you did such a great job. You totally rock the Podge. :D

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  50. I THINK you will be proud of me when I report that I DID IT! I DID IT!!!

    I checked every single post and left a comment!!! (At least all the ones whose link worked.)

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  51. That is so great! Wow! Just this evening I am packing up my sewing room. It was a short but sweet experience to have this space. We have a daughter moving back home tomorrow to take another shot at college - I hope to remember this idea when I unpack my sewing room again a few years from now. ~Kelly

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  52. Suzanne, The table is great and You have given me a way to fix my table I use for my jewelry making.

    You did a great job.
    Thanks,
    Barbara

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  53. Love your table. When you fix the one for cutting on make it a little higher. That way you won't have to bend so much and it will be easier on your back. Little tricks my mother taught me. you can stack 2x4 or something under the legs to pick it up. Just make sure they are steady and won't tip over.

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  54. What a clever idea!! I remember wearing some of those clothes :) It really turned out lovely!

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  55. Great job on your table - so colorful and creative - love it!

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  56. amazing re-do suzanne...i love it!!!
    have a great weekend~
    chasity

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  57. Hi there..I am participating in your vintage Thursdays beginning next week and I'm excited about it. Love your bloggie. Come visit me! Mollye

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  58. Morning girl...that turned out beautiful!! I love old sewing patterns....I have some 8x10's prints of some hanging on my wall...there is just something so soothing about them and they just remind you of a simplier time in life..
    Thanks for coming by sweetie...I have had those Mushroom canisters since 1973..put them on layaway at Sears! lol Girl I use to see them all the time at the local thrift stores and antique stores...I will be on the look out for a set for you...I know what it is like to see something and it bring back a flood of sweet memories for you..take care my friend and have a beautiful Sunday.

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  59. Very cool!! What a great idea!! :)

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  60. Oh my gracious!!! I just LOVE your table!!! How creative and smart of you to think to do it. I had some of those tables. They have been given to some daughters and nephew...now wished I still had one to decorate!!! They are HEAVY!!!

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  61. What a great idea. I think it looks really neat.

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  62. Suzanne,
    I love your table, what an amazing job. I remember my mother in the 1960's in England making me dresses from patterns like these.
    Thanks for the memory.

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  63. This is ingenious. You made such a utilitarian table so special... what a great conversation piece.

    Happy day!
    Julia @ Drawn to the Sea

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Suzanne

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